LC Ralts

#1
[OVERVIEW]
Despite Trace being a cool ability, Ralts is horribly frail and lacks offensive pressure, making it very difficult to justify use in the tier. As an offensive Psychic-type, it is wildly outlclassed by Abra, which is significantly faster and stronger than Ralts. As a Fairy-type, Spritzee is significantly better due to its sheer bulk and great team support. Ralts's only defining niche is that it is able to revenge trap Diglett by Tracing Arena Trap, but it is often ineffective at this because it fails to KO Diglett from full HP. Ralts also gets some useful support moves, but other than Destiny Bond and Memento, Ralts will often not get to make use of them because of how frail it is.

[SET]
name: Revenge Trapper
move 1: Psychic
move 2: Dazzling Gleam
move 3: Thunderbolt
move 4: Memento / Destiny Bond
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Trace
nature: Timid
evs: 52 HP / 236 SpA / 196 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
This set attempts to revenge trap Diglett once it has been slightly weakened, and this could be set up by a teammate's U-turn or entry hazard damage. A Choice Scarf and a Timid nature are required to outspeed Diglett. Memento allows Ralts to give a teammate the ability to set up and sweep. Offensively, Abra is still significantly better, being able to power through foes with heavy-hitting Psychics, and there are many better Diglett answers, such as Corphish, Pawniard, and Doduo.
 
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#2
Amcheck

OVERVIEW
Ponyta's line seems a bit redundant. I should remove it.

SET
Looks fine.

SET COMMENTS
I should also mention Wynaut as a better Psychic-type trapper due to better bulk and ability to KO almost everything.
 

tahu

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#3
overview: really emphasize how bad its stats are; it's ohkoed by basically any neutral stab.

set comments: change the listed diglett answers to more relevant mons such as snivy and vullaby. pawniard isn't a diglett answer.

do this and everything avs said in the post above me. 1/2
 
#5
Remove Add Comments (AC)= add comma (RC)= remove comma (AH)= add hyphen (RH)= remove hyphen
[OVERVIEW]
Despite Trace being a cool ability, Ralts is horribly frail and offensively lacking and it is lacks offensive pressure,(AC) making it very difficult to justify using it use in the tier. As an offensive Psychic-type, it is wildly outlclassed by Abra, which is significantly faster and stronger than Ralts. As a Fairy-type, Spritzee is significantly better due to its sheer bulk and great team support. Ralts's only defining niche is that it is able to revenge trap Diglett by Tracing Arena Trap, but it is often ineffective at this because it fails to KO Diglett from full HP. Ralts also gets some useful support moves, but other than Destiny Bond and Memento, Ralts will often not get to make use of them because of how frail it is.

[SET]
name: Revenge Trapper
move 1: Psychic
move 2: Dazzling Gleam
move 3: Thunderbolt
move 4: Memento / Destiny Bond
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Trace
nature: Timid
evs: 52 HP / 236 SpA / 196 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
This set attempts to revenge trap Diglett once it has been slightly weakened, and this could be set up by a teammate's U-turn or hazards entry hazard damage. A Choice Scarf and a Timid nature is are required to outspeed Diglett. Memento allows Ralts to give a teammate the ability to set up and sweep. Offensively, Abra is still significantly better, being able to power through opponents foes with heavy-hitting Psychics, and there are many better Diglett answers, such as Corphish, Pawniard, and Doduo.
GP 1/1
 

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